Chandler Museum

A Community Museum, Reimagined

Weddle Gilmore worked extensively with the staff of the Chandler Museum in renovating and reimagining the institution’s original 3,300-square-foot Price House (on the National Register of Historic Places) and creating a new 11,000-square-foot community museum. The goal is to update and restore the 1938 residence while designing and implementing a new multi-functional facility sensitive to the institution’s budgetary requirements. In addition to new gallery space and storage areas, the new design includes a classroom for school groups and an entry court between the old and new buildings that function as a kind of “outdoor living room” where community events and visitor gatherings, both public and private, can be held.

Project Information


Chandler, Arizona


DLR Group, Historic Preservation Architect, MEP Engineer, Lighting Designer

Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture, Landscape Architect

Jeff Zischke, Public Art

Awards and Recognition

AIA Western Mountain Region, Merit Award

AIA Arizona, Citation Award